Kastle, the future bass/post-dubstep alter ego of San Francisco dubstep producer B. Rich has been building a steady following over the past few years with his forward thinking productions. As label boss of Symbols Records, his bass-centric music is a combination of dubstep, trap, R&B, and UK garage popular in underground scenes on both sides of the Atlantic.
This week Kastle released a free download of his newest remix, a rework of Frank Ocean’s track “Pyramids” from the album channel ORANGE. After premiering the song last Friday on Skream and Benga’s BBC Radio 1 show, Kastle unveiled the track on Soundcloud, which he made available for a free download through the site.
“Pyramids” as remixed by Kastle is a heavily restructured and reorganized version of the track. Incorporating trap snares and pitch bending on the vocals, Kastle’s version of the song almost seems slowed down when compared to the original. He focuses heavily on only a small portion of the lyrics, yet it still stays true to the power of Frank Ocean’s voice. In this version however, production is central, and Kastle has succeeded an R&B ballad into a more dance friendly song.
Kastle’s remix of “Pyramids” is available as a free download on his Soundcloud here.